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5 Classic 70s Synths We’d Love To See Cloned

With bona fide classics being resurrected quite regularly now, here are 5 legendary 70s synths that haven't been cloned yet - but we really hope might be.

Review: Bias Distortion, Modulation, and Delay

Positive Grid have graduated from making excellent guitar software to physical pedals that guitarists will love. Matt Vanacoro fired up Bias Distortion, Modulation and Delay...

Review: Krotos Audio Reformer Pro - Sound Designers Dream?

This unique tool for turning your own sounds into foley effects - and much more - is capable of some amazing things. Joe Albano put it to the test and here's what he discovered...

Review: Plankton Electronics ANTS! Semi-Modular Analog Synth

ANTS! is a semi-modular analog synth that not only looks cool, it sounds great too. Find out much more about it in this video review.

Reverb Plug-Ins Every Producer Should Know

If you haven't explored beyond your DAW's stock reverb plug-ins, you could be missing out on a wealth of mixing options. Joe Albano shows you what's what when it comes to reverbs.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-33 And PO-35

The latest additions to the Pocket Operator family bring sampling, voice synthesis and much more to the table. Hollin Jones popped in some batteries and got to work...

Review: DJ Tech Tools Chroma Cables

The interconnects you use can be just as important as the gear at either end of them. Here, Sara Simms checks out two great-looking sets of cables - but how do they sound?

Review: IK Total Studio 2 MAX

IK’s Total Studio MAX bundles practically everything the company makes for Mac and PC into one place. Hollin Jones tries not to drown in sounds…

Review: Heavyocity NOVO Rhythmic Textures

The latest expansion for Heavyocity's NOVO sample-based instrument is a sound designer's dream. Matt Vanacoro explored NOVO Rhythmic Textures.

Review: Hypernode for Kontakt

This multi-talented music sequencing and sound shaping environment could be one of the most advanced Kontakt instruments ever made. Hollin Jones explores its many avenues.

Review: Rebel Technology CLK

A 3-channel clock generator for modular systems, Rebel Technology's CLK has a few other tricks up its sleeve including polyrhythmic capability. Jade Wii got all fired up...

Review: Soundtheory Gullfoss Intelligent EQ

An EQ powered by algorithms that adapts itself to manage frequencies over 100 times per second sounds like the stuff of magic. Hollin Jones found out what Soundtheory Gullfoss Intelligent EQ can do.

Video Review: Korg Gadget For Nintendo Switch

If you were afraid that Loopop was only into making videos for super serious eurorack and hardware synths you'll be pleased to watch his latest video review for Korg Gadget running on Nintendo Switch.

Review: Korg Volca Mix

Korg has finally made a volca to link all your other volcas together. But it can do more than that, as G.W Childs discovered.

Review: Mutable Instruments Marbles, Random Sampler Eurorack Module

The beauty of modular gear is its ability to be manipulated in almost infinite ways using control voltage. Could Mutable Instruments Marbles be the perfect way to do just that?